Large grey /brown moth with striking red/black hind-wingss

Red Underwing Moth. Photo: George McCabe

Large grey/brown  highly poatterned moth resting with closed wings

Red Underwing Moth. Photo: George McCabe

George was walking at Bincombe on 27/09/19  looking for Red Admirals when he spotted what he thought was a large butterfly around an Ivy covered wall, so took a couple of photos. He was thrilled to ID it as a Red Underwing moth when he got home and says it made his day!

This species is nocturnal, but can be disturbed during the day.  It flies in August and September, quite common in many places over England and Wales and is gradually increasing its range northwards.


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